Trump's likely pick for top USDA scientist isn't a scientist

Trump's likely pick for top USDA scientist isn't a scientist

While he has a doctorate in public administration and was a tenured professor of business and public policy at Morningside College for 10 years, he has published nearly no academic work. This position is intended for, according to the 2008 Farm Bill , a "chief scientist" who should be selected "from among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics".

'Fast decision' expected on Comey's FBI replacement

Obstruction is "a very mental-state-based crime", said Duke University law professor Samuel Buell, a former federal prosecutor. "It's all about the goal with which it's done". The charge will be that Trump was running scared, that he heard Comey recently wanted more money for the Russian investigation, that Comey's people had recently served subpoenas on Gen.

Kurt Busch: Kyle Busch finishes 5th at Kansas

His Wood Brothers Racing Ford was particularly strong on short runs, an advantage on a night that featured 15 cautions, which tied the track record. The caution flew another two times, and he executed flawless restarts each time. Truex, who owns nine career Cup victories, battled for the lead throughout the night with pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney, who won the first and second stages and took the lead with 19 laps remaining.

Woman killed after being rammed into tree with car

Police have arrested a 24-year-old mother - who is believed to have had a child at the back of the auto during the incident - but are yet to charge her. 'She backed up and hit her again, and then she did it again, and then she just took off, she drove off. 'To run somebody over, cold-blooded, it's unthinkable, it's sad, ' Chicago resident Paul Thomas told NBC Chicago .

Barack Obama praises Jimmy Kimmel's healthcare plea

Barack Obama praises Jimmy Kimmel's healthcare plea

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife welcomed a son into the world on April 21 and soon discovered he had a rare heart condition and needed treatment right away. Kimmel continued the story of his son's health crisis by discussing the broader context of health care in America. "It's hard to explain", said Kimmel, "but basically the pulmonary valve was completely blocked, and he has a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart".

Donald Trump demanded James Comey's loyalty and didn't get it

During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey. Trump has claimed that Comey asked to meet with him so that he could keep his job, and that during the conversation he reassured the president that he was not under investigation.